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Star in a Super Bowl ad



It's Super Bowl time, and the advertising blitz has already begun., a vacation rental service that helps you find rental properties for your vacations as an alternative to hotels, has launched a campaign in which you can star in their ad. Just pick one of three endings, upload a photo (or take one with a webcam) and follow the instructions to position your face on the "test baby." Then a few minutes later...instant Super Bowl ad. Here I am making my cinematic debut in the test baby role. Smashing! Click on the photo to go to the video.


After your create your ad you're given a URL for sharing with buttons for direct linking to Facebook and Twitter as well. You also can "direct" the ad by going to the site and clicking on the "Choose the fate of the test baby" button. I suspect (and hope) the final commercial on Super Bowl day will be the result of votes tallied to decide the baby's fate.

So what are you waiting for? Click here to star in your own commercial and have some fun. Do it!

[Last modified: Wednesday, February 2, 2011 2:39pm]


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